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Courage of Samurai by Artgerm Courage of Samurai by Artgerm
My prayer goes to the people of Japan. May all of you embrace the courage of samurai and go through this difficult time with victory. God bless you with Peace, Love and Hope.
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Given 2011-03-19
Courage of Samurai by `Artgerm =AdigunPolack eloquently explains, "In a time of great help and continuing support to Japan in the aftermath of the disasters, nothing captures the sheer heart and such deep, intimate sacredness of the land itself quite spectacularly than "Courage of Samurai" by `Artgerm. The choice to use black-and-white tones in the making of all the details (including the crashing waves of the sea, the skies, body tones, hair, sword, and the land as well) while adding a subtle touch of red on the samurai's chest to represent this great nation are all just phenomenal, and the character's pose, anatomy, and execution are simply beyond fantastic!! And on top, the art description *really* says it all rather brilliantly, too, to make this picture such an absolute crowning triumph... congratulations to the artist for having the willing, fiery courage in representing the mighty and ever-sacred spirit of this entire nation of Japan and its people with this most incredible piece of work that hits home a spectacularly encouraging message of hope for us all and our loved ones there indeed!!! ( Suggested by AdigunPolack and Featured by WDWParksGal )
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dizzandesigns Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
love this one
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Wlayko111 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Miyamoto Musashi?
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Idaisan Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i love it :D u inspire me
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texas-holdem Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013
i hate you world class artist

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Wratful Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013
Damn this is good <3 loving it!
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:iconneutralhero999:
neutralhero999 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013
Wow, Musashi.
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:iconoriginaljuraian:
OriginalJuraian Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
This is awesome.
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:iconelias1990:
elias1990 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013
Paint and take my money!
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Valholland Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013
any particular reason you made him left handed?
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:iconelias1990:
elias1990 Featured By Owner May 14, 2013
Make it able as print :)
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tgops Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Student Artist
Amazing stuff mate !!!
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ivana81uy Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013
wonderful.
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Rangetzu Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013
wow this is breataking im speechless amazing work
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Robson-Rocha-1112 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
Grat work, congratulations!
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alifsulistio Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Damn, i love this one!!!
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ATiGr Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
could be even better if you choose another typeface. hand written style maybe?
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obahiano Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
Yeah, I'd go along with this. Calligraphic style would be ideal, to complement the drawing.

Apart from that small quibble,great work!
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NikolasGiorkatzis Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Very intense!
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Wranus Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
nice,very good job
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Arrowriter Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
This is absolutely incredible, from the atmosphere to the detailing and color choice. Great job!
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Da-Hype Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
this is awesome dude, i totally dig it!!! =D
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MDTartist83 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012   General Artist
"Bushi no Yuki".
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:iconraxavier:
RaXavier Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
if this is paint what is it? oil or acrylic? also what did u use to give it that look of lines on the pants?
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ArtFurry Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Student General Artist
its digitally painted
i think he used Painter software :)
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ghexplosion Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012
UNIQUE!!!
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joeFJ Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Perfect. 'Nuff said.
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Ownerest Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012
Will their courage help them with the Chinese island disputes??
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King1cheetah Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
Badass art pic
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CristianJarcia Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Awesomé!"
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XxRabenKrahexX Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
Powerfull!
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JinKazama84 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
AMAZING!
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Ch1ller Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
epic
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kutsav Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
man..how should i put it...but watching this increased my heart rate as if i'hv been running...no words to describe how i feel...:worship:
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saebasama Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
WOW GREAT JOB !!! can i take this for tatoo ?!
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rejectfromredemption Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012
I remember this from the September 2011 issue of Heavy Metal!!! AWESOME WORK!!
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Mightfull Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012
Keep up the good work
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NiseiNinja Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Love this piece!
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rollo-88 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Epic buddy!
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celticphox Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
Wow. This is something that resonates deeply within me. Recognizing it for what it is, why it was drawn and what it represents, I also find within it hope and inspiration for change, growth and health.
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abhianim24 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012
Awosome.........
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rohrasan Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012
sugeeeeeeee...!!!!!!
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harris-asel Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012
f**kin savage
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Ballem Featured By Owner May 28, 2012
It's been ages since I first saw this, and I still absolutely love it. By far one of my most favorite samurai theme pieces.
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GrifinHale Featured By Owner May 17, 2012
This is Awesome. My prayers also go to Japan. I hope to be going next year. Unfurtunatly not on a rescue/help type trip but I'm still (hopefully) going.
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KikeMeza Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012
Oh My...!!!
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TioDpraz Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh man that wonderfull image
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dookk Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012
Fkn amazing!!! that red circle is so powerful
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Greg-san Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012
Breathtaking !
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noisybubbles Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012
This is an amazing piece with such a simple but strong message, evoking the icon of the samurai to remind the Japanese of their strength in such difficult times. One year on, this message is still strong.

The DD description pretty much states what I feel about this piece, so I'm just going to favourite it and say well done. And congrats on the DD, by the way! :D

:+fav:
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haplotheone Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012
Directly to the desktop!
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